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Argentine Cow Clones to Produce Human Insulin in Milk
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Argentine scientists have created four cloned and genetically modified calves capable of producing human insulin in their milk. The newborn Jersey heifers -- who the scientists have named Patagonia 1, 2, 3 and 4 -- will start producing the human hormone when they reach adulthood.

Traditional Insulin Compares Well Against Analogs
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Newer long-acting insulin analogs are only marginally better at preventing nighttime hypoglycemia than traditional NPH insulin, found investigators here in a systematic review.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Can Help Treat Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2007
A drug designed to treat juvenile rheumatoid arthritis may also be helpful for managing type 2 diabetes, new research suggests.

Vildagliptin Aids Glucose Control in Diabetics
Posted: Friday, April 20, 2007
Vildagliptin, a new dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, is a useful therapeutic option in patients with type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled with metformin monotherapy.

Ibuprofen Cancels Heart Benefit of Aspirin
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2007
When low-dose aspirin is taken for cardiovascular risk reduction and ibuprofen for the pain of osteoarthritis, the heart is the loser, found investigators.

Long-Term Aspirin Use Associated with Reduced Risk of Dying in Women
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Women who take low to moderate doses of aspirin have a reduced risk of death from any cause, and especially heart disease-related deaths, according to a new report.

Omega-3 EPA Linked to Heart Disease Protection
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2007
People with high cholesterol levels and taking statins reduced their frequency of major cardiac events by about 20 per cent when supplemented with the omega-3 of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), researchers have reported.

First Person Gets New Vaccine Against Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2007
A Melbourne 11-year old schoolboy is the first person in the world to take a pioneering vaccine against diabetes.

Combination Therapy Reverses Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Researchers have now carefully crafted a combination therapy that reverses recent-onset type 1 diabetes in 2 animal models of disease.

Metformin May Up Alzheimer's Protein if Used Alone
Posted: Saturday, April 07, 2007
Metformin beta-amyloid effect raises Alzheimer's concerns. Diabetes is associated with increased risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD), but a new study of metformin suggests that diabetes treatments might bear some of the blame.

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